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Mozilla Firefox Updates

For the Mozilla Firefox 1.5 and 2.0 branches there are new updates available -- 1.5.0.11 and 2.0.0.3 respectively. These new updates introduce no new features but continues with security and stability improvements. For more information see Mozilla.org.
21 March 2007

Mozilla On The Desktop

On the Mozilla development planning list, the possibility of delivering a Mozilla-based desktop environment is being discussed, which would be similar to GNOME or KDE and run off either the Linux or FreeBSD kernel. The complete discussion is available to read and provide input here.
20 March 2007

Mozilla Firefox 2.0.0.2

Firefox 2.0.0.2 has been released today. New in Mozilla Firefox 2.0.0.2 is security updates, new language support, and the permissions bug fixed. The release notes are available here.
23 February 2007

Mozilla Firefox 3 Alpha 2

While Mozilla Firefox 2.0 "Bon Echo" has only been in existence now for a few months, the second Alpha release for Mozilla Firefox 3.0 "Gran Paradiso" is now available. Among the changes in Firefox 3 Alpha 2 is some core layout code being rewritten, ACID2 test compliance, support for Web Apps 1.0 API, XML load document changes, improvements in the Cairo graphics layer, and much more. Mozilla Firefox 3.0 "Gran Paradiso" is based upon the Mozilla Gecko 1.9 branch and is due out later this year. More information on Gran Paradiso Alpha 2 is available here.
12 February 2007

Mozilla Thunderbird 2 Beta 2

Mozilla Thunderbird 2.0 Beta 2 has been released. Among the new features is message tagging, new interface, session history navigation, find as you type, updates to extension system, and much more. The release notes can be found here.
24 January 2007

Mozilla SeaMonkey 1.1 Is Out

The SeaMonkey Internet application suite from Mozilla has now reached version 1.1. There are many new features in this release, and the release notes for Mozilla SeaMonkey 1.1 can be read here.
19 January 2007

Mozilla Firefox 3.0 Features

The desired features for Firefox 3 have been organized and released after a recent Mozilla meeting. Among the mandatory Firefox 3 features include improved interaction with ad-ons, support for remote bookmarks, robust plug-in support, improved printing support, improved password management, and Airbag crash system implementation. Among the highly desirable features (but not guaranteed for Firefox 3.0) are saving web pages as PDF files, pause/resume downloads across sessions, and Microformats support. More on the Firefox 3 features and other information can be found in the Wiki. Mozilla Firefox 3.0 final should be out third quarter this year.
11 January 2007

Mozilla Thunderbird 2.0 Beta 1

While Mozilla Firefox 2.0 has been out now for almost two months, the Mozilla Thunderbird 2.0 branch is still catching up. Coming out of the Mozilla camp today is Thunderbird 2.0 Beta 1. Some of the new features in this development milestone is message tagging, improved default theme, session history navigation, folder views, improved extensions support, improved offline management, improved new mail notification alerts, folder summary pop-ups, cached search folders, improved filing tools, and an update to the Thunderbird extension system. Mozilla Thunderbird 2.0 Beta 1 can be grabbed for all major platforms. Thunderbird 2 final is anticipated for release in the first quarter of next year.
13 December 2006

Mozilla Firefox 3.0 Alpha

Last week we reported on the Gecko 1.9 Alpha 1 release, and with that the first Alpha release for Mozilla Firefox 3.0 is now out the door! Gran Paradiso is both the codename for Firefox 3.0 as well as Gecko 1.9 (as well as being the highest mountain group in the Graian Alps). Some the changes between Firefox 2.0 and Firefox 3.0 Alpha 1 is the Cairo graphics library being used by default, updated threading model, changes to how DOM events are dispatched, changes to how elements are loaded, changes to how web pages are painted, and new SVG elements and filters. The release notes for Mozilla Grand Paradiso Alpha 1 can be found here.
13 December 2006 - 1 Comment

Gran Paradiso Alpha 1

Gran Paradiso Alpha 1 is out! Gran Paradiso is the project codename for Firefox 3.0. Gran Paradiso Alpha 1 is the first early development milestone based on the Gecko 1.9 branch. While no significant user-end changes have been made in this release, Cairo is now the default graphics library and there are new SVG elements. The Gran Paradiso Alpha 1 announcement can be read here.
8 December 2006

Mozilla Gecko 1.9 Alpha

The tree for Gecko 1.9 Alpha has been closed. This will be the first (of many) Alpha releases in the Mozilla Gecko 1.9 branch. After the builds have been completed, they will be announced, but is a release for the core Gecko rendering engine only. No front-end changes will be made in Mozilla Gecko 1.9 Alpha 1 from the recent release of Firefox 2.0.0. See more information at Mozilla Developer News.
30 November 2006

Mozilla Firefox / Thunderbird 1.5.0.8

In the Mozilla 1.5 Gecko 1.8 branch, new versions of Firefox and Thunderbird have been released. Both Firefox 1.5.0.8 and Thunderbird 1.5.0.8 feature product stability improvements and security fixes.
9 November 2006

Mozilla SeaMonkey 1.0.6 & 1.1 Beta

Along with the new 1.5.0.8 release of Firefox and Thunderbird, Mozilla SeaMonkey 1.0.6 has been released along with a 1.1 Beta of SeaMonkey. Some of the new improvements being worked on for SeaMonkey 1.1 are tab previews, spell checking, e-mail tagging system, better new mail notifications, and an updated ChatZilla IRC client. For those that have never used SeaMonkey, it's an all-in-one Internet suite. The release announcement can be found at MozillaZine.
9 November 2006

Firefox 2.0 Released

Mozilla Firefox 2.0 has been released. Firefox 2 features a great deal of features and other improvements as we have shared in many articles (Firefox 2.0 Beta 1; A Tour of Bon Echo Alpha 2; Firefox 2.0 Alpha 1). The Mozilla website has been updated to reflect today's release of Firefox 2.0.
24 October 2006

Mozilla Firefox 2.0 RC3

Mozilla Firefox 2.0 RC3 (the final release candidate in the Firefox 2.0 branch) has been released. An announcement can be found over at the Mozilla Developer News. Firefox 2.0 Release Candidate 3 primarily addresses bugs from the previous test versions.
17 October 2006

Mozilla Sunbird v0.3 Released

Mozilla Sunbird 0.3 has been released as well as Mozilla Lightning 0.3 (Thunderbird calendar extension). New in Sunbird 0.3 is a new storage architecture, an improved user interface, redesigned preferences, 24-hour views, and much more. The release notes for Mozilla Sunbird can be read here. More on the features for Lightning 0.3 can be found here.
12 October 2006

Mozilla Firefox 2.0 RC2

Mozilla Firefox 2.0 (Bon Echo) RC2 has been released. Featured in the second release candidate is support for JavaScript 1.7, WHATWG specification storage, and SVG text support. The complete Firefox 2.0 change-log can be found here. The Bon Echo downloads for all platforms and languages are available here. We also previously published a preview of Bon Echo Alpha 2.
6 October 2006

Mozilla Firefox 2.0 RC1

Mozilla Firefox 2.0 "Bon Echo" has reached its first release candidate. This release should be very close to the final product that will ship later this year. Among the changes are user interface improvements, anti-phising protection, enhanced search capabilities, inline spell checking, improved tabbing, and much more. The release notes can be found here. Phoronix coverage can be found for Bon Echo Alpha 2 and Mozilla Firefox 2.0 Beta 1.
26 September 2006

Mozilla Firefox 1.5.0.7

Another security and stability update is now out for Firefox. Mozilla Firefox v1.5.0.7 improves stability and fixes seven security flaws. This update is available for all platforms. Mozilla Thunderbird has also been updated to v1.5.0.7 for security (six flaws) and stability. Here and here are the release notes respectively.
15 September 2006

Mozilla Firefox 2.0 Beta 2

While Firefox 2.0 isn't expected for a final release until early 2007, the second Beta of Mozilla Firefox 2.0 (Bon Echo) has been released. Of the many changes in this beta release include an updated Firefox 2 theme and visual effects, built-in phishing detector, enhanced search capabilities, improved tabbed browsing, browser resume session, preview/subscribe to RSS feeds, in-line spell checker, live titles, and improved add-on manager. The various Beta packages can be downloaded from Mozilla. Phoronix had previously provided a tour of Bon Echo (Firefox 2) as well as screenshots of Beta 1.
31 August 2006

150 Mozilla news articles published on Phoronix.
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